I was a man of intelligence - thanks God, also talent. And after all, as Shakespeare said, der gants velt iz a bine, "all the world is a stage". And on the stage of life I was an actor. And I made things happen. And I always had a script. And I always knew the end. I didn't live as an audience not knowing what was coming next. So why should I live like an actor, and die like an audience?